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Man killed in Knaresborough collision

A man has died after being in a crash in Knaresborough. It happened just before midnight on Sunday May 18, 2014 when a car travelling towards the town, on the A6055, left the road hitting a tree.

The 53-year-old man from Knaresborough, who was driving the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's family have been informed of his death.

Teenagers injured in Knaresborough road crash

Two teenage girls have been injured in a road traffic crash in Knaresborough. The girls aged 15 and 16 were hit by a small dark car on the crossing outside Meadowside Primary School, on Halfpenny Lane, at around 6.45pm on Friday March 21, 2014.

The car briefly stopped and a white woman aged around 60-years-old got out of the driver's seat before getting back in without speaking and driving away.

One of the girls suffered a broken bone in her foot and the other sustained a suspected broken wrist in the incident. They were both treated in hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Body recovered from River Nidd

Knaresborough police are appealing for information after the body of an elderly woman was recovered from the River Nidd, near the viaduct close to Mother Shipton’s Cave, at around 8.50am today.

Officers have not found anything to suggest there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Police enquiries remain ongoing to establish the woman’s identity. She is described as being white, around 5ft 2in tall with a medium to heavy build and grey hair.

She was wearing a cream cardigan, a white t-shirt with a black flower on it, black trousers and shiny black shoes. The woman also had gold earrings and gold rings on. Following a search of the area, officers found a black coat with a leopard print collar by the side of the river.

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Man arrested after Knaresborough bomb hoax

A man from West Yorkshire has been arrested over a hoax bomb threat in Knaresborough.

Emergency services received an anonymous phone call regarding a bomb scare at a pizza take-away on the town's High Street on October 16. The area was evacuated and pupils were kept inside a nearby school.

A 21-year-old from the Leeds area was arrested on Friday in connection with the incident. He has been released on police bail.

Knaresborough's high hopes in town crier competition

Knaresborough is hoping to be crowned town crier capital of the country later with local man Simon Shaw taking part in a national competition based in Hastings. Simon is a member of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers which organises the Hastings event annually.

The aim is to ensure that the very English tradition of town criers is perpetuated. This year over 25 competitors are expected at the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre in Hastings - both men and women from across the country who will be judged on diction, inflection, clarity and, of course, volume.

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Knaresborough hoax: Police deny over-reacting

North Yorkshire Police deny they 'over-reacted' during last night's armed incident in Knaresborough. The town's High Street was sealed off for several hours and armed officers were brought in after being tipped off that a gun or explosives were in a pizza shop.

Four workers were detained then let go after it was found to be a malicious hoax. Now detectives are hunting for those responsible. Chris Kiddey reports.

Pizza shop at centre of Knaresborough security alert

The pizza shop in Knaresborough at the centre of last night's security alert
The pizza shop in Knaresborough at the centre of last night's security alert Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The centre of an armed siege in Knareborough last night.

Armed police swooped on Paragon Pizza in the town and detained four workers after being tipped off there might be a gun or explosives inside.

The call proved to be a malicious hoax. North Yorkshire Police say they are determined to track the caller down.

North Yorkshire police defend response to hoax

North Yorkshire police have been defending their response to what turned out to be a malicious hoax in Knaresborough last night.

The town centre was sealed off for several hours and four pizza parlour workers were detained by armed police. What turned out to be a hoax call had been made to police.

The caller claimed a gun and explosives were on the premises.

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